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Katherine Rundell

  • 5 stars across 10 books
    Katherine Rundell-tightrope walker, cartwheeler, academic, and author-was born in 1987 and grew up in Africa and Europe. In 2008 she was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Her first book, The Girl Savage, was born of her love of Zimbabwe and her own childhood there. Her second, Rooftoppers (Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal), was inspired by summers working in Paris and by night-time trespassing on the rooftops of All Souls. She is currently working on her doctorate alongside an adult novel. She lives in Oxford, UK.
    10th August 2017

    The Explorer

    From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always... More

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    10th September 2015

    The Wolf Wilder

    Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, ... More

    (17 reviews)
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    13th June 2019

    The Good Thieves

    'An amazing adventure story, told with sparkling style and sleight of hand' JACQUELINE WILSON 'Rundell is the real deal... More

    (14 reviews)
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    7th March 2013

    Rooftoppers

    Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, and shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Me... More

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    10th September 2015

    The Wolf Wilder

    Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, ... More

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    6th January 2011

    The Girl Savage

    Wilhelmina Silver's world is golden. Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey and her best friend,... More

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    5th October 2017

    One Christmas Wish

    NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP GREENAWAY MEDAL 2019 It's Christmas Eve and Theo - ... More

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    1st March 2018

    Into the jungle

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    1st September 2016

    The Girl Savage

    Wilhelmina Silver's world is golden. Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey and her best friend,... More

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    4th April 2016

    Rollercoasters Rooftoppers

    Everyone tells Sophie that she was orphaned in a shipwreck, but she is convinced that her mother also survived. When no ... More

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